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The '''Grateful Dead''' was an American rock music|rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. Ranging from quintet to septet, the band is known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of country music|country, Folk music|folk, bluegrass music|bluegrass, blues, reggae, Rock music|rock, improvisational jazz, Psychedelic rock|psychedelia, and space rock,"purveyors of freely improvised space music"—[ Blender Magazine, May 2003]""Dark Star," both in its title and in its structure (designed to incorporate improvisational exploration), is the perfect example of the kind of "space music" that the Dead are famous for. Oswald's titular pun "Grayfolded" adds the concept of folding to the idea of space, and rightly so when considering the way he uses sampling to fold the Dead's musical...
OriginPalo Alto, California, United States
GenreRock music|Rock
Years active 1965–95
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Past members*Jerry Garcia
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